Upminster amateur astronomer captures 'super blood wolf moon' from his back garden

The outer part of the cone-shaped shadow is called the penumbra. Watchers in North and South America, elements of Europe and western Africa, who had been fortunate sufficient to have clear skies, noticed a complete lunar eclipse - however eastern A... More..

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2-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes With Supermoon Bonus
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes With Supermoon Bonus

The full moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow. CNN's George Engels shared images of the lunar eclipse taken by his father William on an iPhone between 2.25 and 2.40 am from...More..

Missed the super wolf blood moon? Stunning photos, here
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Missed the super wolf blood moon? Stunning photos, here

The moon was in ideal alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of Earth from the sun. The next chance for a glimpse at a lunar eclipse will be in May 2021, two years later. The Janua...More..

China’s Moon mission sees first seeds sprout on Moon
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

China’s Moon mission sees first seeds sprout on Moon

Shortly after the successful landing of the Chang'e-4 probe on the far side of the moon on January 3, China's spacecraft is going back at the end of this year to make its second of the four missions to the ...More..

A New Satellite Will (Safely) Drop 'Meteors' Over Hiroshima
by | Sunday, January 20, 2019

A New Satellite Will (Safely) Drop 'Meteors' Over Hiroshima

A Japanese company plans to stage the world's first artificial meteor shower after a rocket carrying its technology was launched into space. The satellite has 400 tiny balls whose formula has been kept under th...More..

What is super blood wolf moon eclipse of 2019?
by | Sunday, January 20, 2019

What is super blood wolf moon eclipse of 2019?

In this situation, the sun is behind the earth and the moon is situated in the earth's shadow . The super blood wolf moon is combination of three lunar events at once. Without an atmosphere the Moon wo...More..

UK Committed to Nuclear Power After Hitachi Decision: PM May's Spokesman
by | Sunday, January 20, 2019

UK Committed to Nuclear Power After Hitachi Decision: PM May's Spokesman

Hitachi launched the three-trillion-yen Wylfa Newydd project after acquiring British-based Horizon Nuclear Power in 2012. The Japanese firm added: "As a result, Hitachi has chose to suspend the project at t...More..

China’s moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

China’s moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

China's dream of a moon harvest has died young. Xinhua Chinese state media reported that the Chang'e 4 probe, which kept the sprouted seeds in a special container with the artificial conditions necess...More..

Antarctic Sea Ice Collapse Rises Potential of 10-Foot Sea Level Rise
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

Antarctic Sea Ice Collapse Rises Potential of 10-Foot Sea Level Rise

From 2009 until 2017, it has increased to 252 billion tonnes each year. Global sea levels have risen about 20 centimetres (8 inches) in the past century and many other studies have shown a faster thaw from Gr...More..

Majority of Wild Coffee Species at Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

Majority of Wild Coffee Species at Risk of Extinction, Study Finds

Most popular coffee blends derive from either the Arabica or Robusta bean, but as Somini Sengupta explains for The New York Times , these strains are just two of the world's 124 wild coffee species . A dead...More..

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spotted fresh rainfall on Saturn’s moon Titan
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spotted fresh rainfall on Saturn’s moon Titan

During its final orbits, the spacecraft dove between the planet and its rings. Scientists suspect a collision between two of Saturn's many moons or perhaps a moon and comet. Additional analyses suggest the me...More..

by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

EPA nominee Andrew Wheeler begins Senate confirmation

Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is appearing Wednesday before a Senate committee considering his nomination to head the agency. "You are a former coal industry lobbyist that is sitting here, " Markey responde...More..

Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’

While total lunar eclipses are not especially rare, the 2019 version takes place early enough in the evening that it can be enjoyed by US stargazers of all ages, said George Lomaga, a retired astronomy professo...More..

China succeeds in growing plant on moon, creates yet another history
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

China succeeds in growing plant on moon, creates yet another history

China is now the third country to establish a presence on the moon after the United States and Russian Federation. Images sent back by the probe showed that a cotton sprout had grown well, though no other p...More..

Get ready for the
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

Get ready for the "super blood wolf moon" … or not

By the time the total eclipse starts at 11:41 p.m., the view should be clear with only spotty upper level clouds, says Scott Krentz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service based out of Greenville-Spa...More..

100 km-long Tunnel: Cern physicists plan giant new particle accelerator
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

100 km-long Tunnel: Cern physicists plan giant new particle accelerator

The aim would be to create a collider able to generate 100TeV that would lay the basis for 21st-century high-energy physics and answer questions about the Standard Model that the LHC raised, but was unable to...More..

China’s Moon mission sees first seeds spring into life
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

China’s Moon mission sees first seeds spring into life

The first green leaf comes from cotton seeds, according to the scientists. Will China be the first country to send humans to Mars? "(It) is of great significance", he concluded. Otherwise, the moon's surf...More..

It's done the moon, now China is planning to go to Mars
by | Thursday, January 17, 2019

It's done the moon, now China is planning to go to Mars

Of these, only one of the cotton seeds sprouted after the lander was instructed from ground control to start watering the seeds and channeling natural light from the Moon's surface to them. Chang'e-4 was laun...More..

Seeds just sprouted on the Moon for the first time in history
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Seeds just sprouted on the Moon for the first time in history

The scientists behind the experiment rendered the seeds dormant for two months - from the testing phase to when vehicle landed on the moon. China has sprouted the first seed on the Moon. Besides conducting sc...More..

Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

Air Quality monitoring websites aqicn.org and airvisual.com both pegged the capital's pollution at "unhealthy" levels on Sunday and Monday. The amount of PM2.5 - airborne dust particles 2.5 microns in diamete...More..

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday

The spacecraft was released by the Canadarm2 robotic arm sending the Dragon on a course that will return it to Earth. SpaceX tweeted Dragon made a successful splashdown in the Pacific Ocean just after midni...More..

China says it exchanged data with NASA on far side landing
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

China says it exchanged data with NASA on far side landing

The pioneering landing highlights China's ambitions to rival the US, Russia and Europe in space through manned flights and the planned construction of a permanent space station. The Chang'e 4 was set to ent...More..

Once in a blue moon we have a Super Wolf Blood moon
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Once in a blue moon we have a Super Wolf Blood moon

The question is...will Alaska be able to see the Super Wolf Blood moon? It will appear seven to 14 percent bigger than a "regular" moon. As previously mentioned, the difference in size and brightness is due t...More..

Antarctica Melt Has Accelerated 280 Percent in Past 40 Years
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Antarctica Melt Has Accelerated 280 Percent in Past 40 Years

In addition to more-frequent droughts, heat waves, severe storms and other extreme weather that could come with a continually warming Earth, scientists already have predicted that seas could rise almost three...More..

Oceans warming faster than we thought
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Oceans warming faster than we thought

The world's oceans provide a key buffer to rising atmospheric temperatures, absorbing over 90 percent of the heat trapped by human-generated greenhouse gases. " Global warming is close to ocean warming, and 20...More..

Nobel victor James Watson stripped of titles over 'reprehensible' views on race
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Nobel victor James Watson stripped of titles over 'reprehensible' views on race

Watson's statements are reprehensible , unsupported by science, an in no way represent the views of CSHL, its trustees, faculty, staff, or students". The research centre subsequently revoked three titles - ch...More..

First Nation Opposing Kinder Morgan Pipeline
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

First Nation Opposing Kinder Morgan Pipeline

According to the agreement, company workers will be allowed to cross the bridge and RCMP will remove a roadblock that was preventing members of the nation from accessing a Unist'ot'en healing camp near the brid...More..

Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down

Even though you might think it would be impossible to miss, the Hubble Space Telescope was only able to spot it thanks to the recently harnessed ability to observe gravitational lensing . Tuesday's hardware ...More..

NASA telescopes capture birth of black hole or neutron star
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

NASA telescopes capture birth of black hole or neutron star

Astronomically speaking, the Cow event which hinted at the birth of a black hole was relatively close at 200 million light years from Earth , somewhere in the Hercules constellation. Keck Observatory in Haw...More..

Ocean temperatures rising faster than initially thought, new research shows
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Ocean temperatures rising faster than initially thought, new research shows

Three of these studies, which were published in 2014, 2015, and 2017, calculated ocean heat content from the 1970s and decades before with the help of an army of floating robots . Cheng explained that oceans a...More..